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How your doctors in Houston, TX, can help you stay healthy
Acute diseases are a common problem, but fortunately, your doctor can help you feel better. Common colds, the flu, and other contagious diseases are all conditions that your body is trying to fight off. Sometimes your immune system can handle it. Other times, you need a little help from your doctor.
Dr. Tomas Rios and Dr. Nicolin Neal of Rios Healthcare Associates in Houston, TX, offer comprehensive healthcare services, including treatment of acute diseases, to help you stay healthy.
Acute disease signs and symptoms can come on suddenly, or they can take a while to develop. You may initially just feel “run down” as your body tries to fight off the invading virus or infection.
These are just a few of the many acute diseases your doctor can treat:
- An asthma attack or bronchitis
- Strep throat, a cold, or the flu
- A respiratory problem or pneumonia
- Broken bones or burns
- Appendicitis or abdominal pain
- A heart attack or stroke
You may or may not need treatment for an acute disease, because it may resolve on its own. Infections like strep throat don’t go away and need to be treated with antibiotics from your doctor. If you have a cold or the flu, your symptoms can often be managed with over-the-counter medications or prescription medications from your doctor.
A heart attack, appendicitis, or a stroke need to be treated as a medical emergency because time is critical to prevent damage. Your doctor can help with long-term management after the crisis is over. You may need surgery and rehabilitation, which your doctor can help direct.
If you have asthma or other breathing difficulties, your doctor can help you manage your symptoms with both short-acting, and long-term medications to help you breathe easier.
Prevention is also an important part of acute disease management. Your doctor can provide yearly immunizations against the flu, pneumonia, and other conditions.
To learn more about the treatment of acute diseases, talk with the experts. Call Dr. Tomas Rios and Dr. Nicolin Neal of Rios Healthcare Associates in Houston, TX, at (832) 323-9230. Call today!